Do you want to make the next step?

During the ETH Week, you will go through a process that starts with finding a relevant problem to solve and ends with a mock-up prototype of your solution. We don’t want you to stop there, but take you a step further!

From concept to functional prototype

Over the course of 10 weeks, we will support you in developing your idea into a functional prototype that you can show and test with potential implementation partners. Bring your solution to life, be it as a start-up, a research project or even your future doctoral thesis.

Key facts about The Hatchery

What you get

  • Method workshops
  • Grant for prototyping
  • Support from experts
  • Your own team coach
  • Food & drinks

What you bring

  • Passion to pursue your own project
  • High level of self-responsibility
  • Motivation to actively participate in the workshops
  • Commitment to the team


Every Tuesday 5.00 – 8.30 pm

10 – weeks program

Kickoff on September 18th


The program is jointly organized by the ETH Week and the Student Project House (SPH) and takes place at the SPH facilities at ETH Hönggerberg (HPZ, F-floor).

Who can participate?

The program is open to all ETH Week participants.

Apply now

Sign up until Friday Sept 14th

Apply now
ETH Week Hatchery
ETH Week hatchery

Do you have a question?

Or just want to know more? Don’t hesitate to contact Michi and Lucie, who will guide your through these 10 weeks